11 July 2024

Traders have been warned not to sell high-pressure water guns or face up to three years in prison and/or a maximum fine of 600,000 baht, Office of Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) Secretary-General Thasornatt Thanittipun said today (Wednesday).

To ensure that traders comply, he said OCPB officials have been sent to commercial areas in Bangkok known as hubs for smuggled and counterfeit products, such as Khlong Thom, Sampeng and Saphan Lek, adding that no high-pressure water guns have yet been found.

In other provinces, however, officials from the OCPB have found some shops selling the banned products, although they did not display the products openly, said Thasornatt, adding that the products can still be procured online.

Today’s Songkran revellers have turned to water guns, because it is more fun than the traditional way of using a bowl to splash or to pour water on somebody.